The excitement over Independence Day weekend is ramping up as people are feeling more free and confident about being out and about in public again. Sandusky’s Jackson Street Pier is going to be the place to be in North-Central Ohio on July 2-4, as the Tall Ship Festival of Sail and The World’s Largest Rubber Duck join forces to bring joy and history to the harbor!
Three Tall Ships will sail into the harbor – the Nao Trinidad from Seville (Spain), the Schooner Utopia (built in Wisconsin by Peterson Builders), and a ship that has historical ties to our area – the U.S. Brig Niagara is the third reconstruction of one of the small ships that “defeated a British squadron of six vessels in the Battle of Lake Erie. A pivotal event in the War of 1812, it led to regaining Detroit, lost at the war’s outset, and lifted the nation’s morale.” The Niagara is also the Flagship of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Tours of the ships, day sails and educational programming will be available each day of the festival.
The World’s Largest Rubber Duck will float around, as an “inspiration to enjoy the world’s waterfronts & conserve our natural resources.”. An incredible photo op, Mama Duck is 61 feet tall and weighs 11 tons! Her bright and happy presence will bring even more sparkle to July 4th!
Along with the ships and the duckie, enjoy food trucks, craft vendors, and live performances all three days of the fest. The fest is open from 10am-6pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tickets range from $40-$70.
Get your tickets and book your stay for the weekend at Angel Welcome Bed & Breakfast! We will treat you right with a comfortable room, a delicious home-made breakfast and plenty of space to relax after a day of ships and ducks!